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My camera wont even turn on

I go to the mall and movies and im taking pictures and then i put it away and my friend wants to take a picture and my camera wont turn on at all when i try to turn it on i have no clue on what to do

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  • MikeK128197 Apr 02, 2008

    i tried that and it still didnt work thanks for trying i appreciate the help though if i were to go get it fixed do you have any idea on how much it would cost? or would it matter on if the part was messed up?

  • MikeK128197 Apr 03, 2008

    umm im not sure i dont know much about cameras but on the sticker it says canon pc1158 dc4.3v made in.. yeah then the serial number

  • blueray123 Apr 09, 2008

    My camera wont turn on either. One day it was working fine and the next it didn't want to turn on. I bought a new battery but it didn't work either so I don't have a clue about what is wrong with my camera.

  • MikeK128197 Apr 10, 2008

    Yeah I tried that once before and just tried it again. It didn't seem to work.

  • lucille1 Jul 08, 2008

    my camera won't turn on

  • dhc421 Mar 19, 2009

    I have the same problem with the camera not powering up. I have 2 batteries which are fully charged. I check them with a meter and it reads 4.1v. Now I did read one of the solutions about the little tab on the battery door which breaks off causing this problem. I notice on my camera that tab is broken. I checked the little opening where the tab goes into and I do not see the tiny spring. All I see is just a hole with nothing inside. How can I repair this? Or this has to be sent in for repair? Does anyone know how much it will cost? Is it even worth sending it in for repair? Thanks in advance for any help.


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Try this: with the battery installed and battery door open, take a pencil, fine tip screwdriver, or anything long and skinny and push the tip of it into the little nub circled in the picture here. There's a spring inside that little nub... keep the spring depressed and try to turn on the camera. If it works, then either a small piece of plastic broke off the battery door or the nub got broken/pushed in too far for the battery door to trigger it. Try using a dab of hot glue to keep the nub pushed into the down position.

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  • Michael Kaskey Apr 17, 2008

    Do you feel comfortable opening up your camera? How good are you with a soldering iron? There's a tiny fuse inside the Canon SD series cameras which, if blown, will cause the camera not to power up. Sometimes soldering a jumper wire to the two legs of the fuse will get your camera to power up again, but the fuse is literally about as big as this equals sign: =

    If you feel comfortable about opening up your camera and confident in your soldering skills, let me know and I'll go into detail about where to find the fuse, etc.


Solution # 3 posted by MeKiwi regarding the little switch behind the battery door was right on for my case. My is a Canon IXUS 55. At one point, I could not turn it on with a fully charged battery. Only after I pushed that little flap shown on the picture with a red circle that it turned on right away. After one more power cycle, the little flap disappeared, and a little spring came into view. My camera is now back in operation. Good tip! Thanks.

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I sort of have the same problem, that is pushing on the on button flashes momentarily and the lens pops out a fraction then quits. The screen is blank and pressing on the on button again may retract the lens (which is out just a fraction) or not. The odd thing is that if you press on the display button while turning the camera on, it stay on and the screen goes to set the time. Pressing the menu button takes you to the use of the camera and it works, takes pictures and otherwise seems to work ok in this fashion. The problem is that it will only go on this way, and also nothing gets saved in memory. Setting the date and time, then setting it turns the camera off, then you have to go through this all over again. I think something came lose, or the connection to the internal memory must have gone bad, or perhaps the internal memory itself will not save anything thus for this problem. I don't know if anyone has run into this problem when you say your screen is blank or not, perhaps there is a solution to this problem that I am not aware of, thanks...

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Remove the battery for 24 hours make sure it is charged after 24 put the battery back in and see if that does the trick some times this works. hope this helps.

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    Mike Johnson Apr 02, 2008

    whats the model number?


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